My Secret Blue Garden 13"x13"
The monochromatic theme was very challenging for me because I'm a "color person". It took great restraint to not add yellows and greens to the flowers. I have to admit, I added a backing with more colors just to satisfy my color urges :) The center circle is a pond surrounded by for-get-me-nots and allysum. Next comes the lupines, followed by the blue poppies that I've tried to grow with no success. Sparkling bead lined garden paths complete my little Secret Blue Garden.
I used batiks, yarn, embroidery floss, and a gazillion beads. (Not really a gazillion, but it seemed like it.) Unfortunately a lot of the beads don't show up in the photos.
A big thank you to my friend Kathy for helping with the photos. I learned that I need a new camera and some lessons!